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108 Steps to the End of Time

When you ask a question about numbers and their significance in Indian spiritual traditions, you are likely to encounter a pyramid scheme of ever-proliferating, arcane explanations.

What is the significance of the three prongs on Shiva’s trident? Turns out there are way more than three contenders for the best answer. Why do scriptures say that the human body contains 64,000 subtle channels? Why are female deities so often described as being fifteen or sixteen years old? How long is the Kali Yuga? Careers spent proposing answers to this last one just might account for a significant percentage of India’s economy.

But the question I get most often is:  Why does a mala have 108 beads? Read On…

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Naturalness vs Karma Smackdown

Satsang with ShambhaviSahaja means naturalness, the fruit of direct realization practice. What is naturalness and how can we discover it? This satsang Includes a brief meditation to help you directly experience the natural state.

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Three Ways to be Saved

Satsang with ShambhaviShambhavi talks about the three ways that the desire to be saved shows up when we live in Judeo-Christian-Islamic cultures, what Anandamayi Ma has to say about salvation, and how yogis deal with salvation.

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How to Pranam According to Anandamayi Ma

Satsang with ShambhaviShambhavi riffs about the different kinds of prostrations, their importance for practitioners and about Anandamayi Ma’s instructions for doing pranam.

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9 Poisons 9 Medicines 9 Fruits

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This year, I started giving a teaching cycle called 9 Poisons 9 Medicines 9 Fruits.

The poisons are habits of body, energy and mind that create obstacles in our spiritual practice and life in general. The medicines are circumstances that wisdom serves up to help us to clear out the poisons. The fruits are how life feels from a less karmically-conditioned perspective. Read On…